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Hands On Children's Museum

414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
+1 360-956-0818
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Went to pick up my grandson from daycare. I had to show ID and and had to have card to be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Olympia, United States
via mobile
Reason to be excited about a rainy day in Olympia!

The HCM is fun for all ages (but would be weird if you don't have a kid with you), bring some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Matthew W
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Interactive exhibits teach children through activities.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water table” (12 reviews)
“water play” (9 reviews)
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414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1124
+1 360-956-0818
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to pick up my grandson from daycare. I had to show ID and and had to have card to be admitted.He gave me the grand tour after daycare,and explained how everything worked. What a great kid place,

Thank evasV75FK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The HCM is fun for all ages (but would be weird if you don't have a kid with you), bring some imagination and a smile. You will have fun along with kids!

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved all the different things they had to help my kids use their imagination. Among watching how excited they got with every new area they explored.

Thank laurenceh886
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We stopped here with our 20 month old to give him a nice morning before boarding a 10hr flight back to the UK. The staff were really helpful and the whole museum was amazing. With everything from a vegetable plot, emergency services to construction site,...More

Thank RADTravels999
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Took my 2 yr old and she loved, wish we would have had more time to spend there... Make sure you allow at least 2 hours for little ones to play and explore.

Thank avvpine
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Truly thankful for all the dedication it took to build this dream come true for kids destination. Do not miss this place if you have kids. Better than Disneyland! The most helpful staff. 2nd year of buying a membership for my granddaughters.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We took our grandchildren and they loved all the play stations. It also has a nice little snack bar.

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

No matter what your children’s interests are, they will find something to amuse them at the HOCM. There are opportunities to interact with your kids as they cook and serve you a meal at the restaurant, or shop for food in the produce store. There’s...More

Thank Keliokali
Reviewed 9 November 2017

One of the cleanest Children’s Museums we have visited and they have so many interactive activities. We love their special events as well!

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great activities for children. Have been part of a PAWS to Read event with our dogs. The kids love it. Downstairs is awfully noisy with all the kid activities but up stairs are more quiet and educational activities for kids.

Thank George W
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28 December 2016|
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Response from HandsOnOlympia | Property representative |
Greetings! We always suggest that people plan on being here a few hours. We have 8 galleries, over 150 exhibits, and a half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center with a newly opened Lighthouse Lookout over Puget Sound. Here is... More
3 July 2016|
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Response from HandsOnOlympia | Property representative |
So glad to see many people weighing in on this question! The Museum is geared mainly toward infant to 10 years, but as others have stated, our Arts & Parts Studio is loved by kids of all ages! We also host quarterly Adult... More